Saturday, October 22, 2005

MAURITIUS KESTRELS - Move to save Mauritius forest hailed

IOL reports on good news for Mauritian conservationists.
Conservationists welcome a Mauritius government decision to re-route a controversial highway project that threatened to destroy the last patch of Indian Ocean island's only remaining indigenous forest.

After a lengthy battle with developers seeking to ease tourist access to the north of the country, ecologists claimed victory when Prime Minister Navin Ramgoolam announced last week the road would be routed around the Ferney forest.
Full story at IOL.co.za.